A couple who lost their two young sons in a car crash two years ago are now the proud parents of twin boys. Gentry and Hadley Eddings welcomed Isaiah Dobbs and Amos Reed into the world on Monday, and were given their middle names in honour of the older brothers they’ll never meet.
The couple were 28 years old when they lost their two-year-old son Dobbs in a car accident in North Carolina in May 2015.
Hadley, who was eight-months-pregnant at the time of the crash, had the baby delivered by emergency C-section, but he passed away two days later.
Truck driver Matthew Blair Deans, 28, was sent to prison for ramming into them while distracted. The couple say they have since forgiven him, saying: “We hope to be holding hands with you in heaven with our children.”
He was released at the end of November after serving just over a year.
Their new pregnancy was announced on Facebook earlier this year, with the message: “Y’all have held us up in prayer and we are so grateful! Now we ask you to add two more Eddings to your prayers! We are expecting twins this summer!”
The couple says that their faith helped them through their tough two years.
The couple live in a suburb near Charlotte, North Carolina.